Pere-lachaise Cemetery, Paris

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Address: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France

Phone: +33-155258210

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About Pere-lachaise Cemetery, Paris

No time for the dead to rest! You will find the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery swarming with tourists on any given day. Home to some celebrated graves like those of Oscar Wilde, Piaf, Hausmann, Chopin and of course the crowd puller, Jim Morrison, this cemetery is as busy as any other sight in Paris. And rightly so. Set on a lush green rolling hill and measuring close to 50 hectares, the cemetery has beautiful mausoleums and graves. Some of them are from the World War 2 period and a few are also of Nazi victims. Their stories are moving and remind us of times where life wasn’t as easy as now. If you wish, you can grab some flowers from the nearby florist to pay respects to your favourite dead.

Pere-lachaise Cemetery Information

  • It’s better to download a map of the cemetery before you visit the site. Or you can take a picture of the static map at the entrance.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for your visit as the path is uneven.

How To reach Pere-lachaise Cemetery by Public Transport

  • Nearest Metro: Phillipe Auguste. To reach the cemetery, Metro line 3 is the most convenient, alight at Pere Lachaise or Gambetta.

Restaurants Near Pere-lachaise Cemetery

  • La Maison d’Italie
  • L’artiste
  • Chrono Pizza

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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris Reviews

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  • What an incredible place to visit. Rammed full of history, outstanding architecture, well maintained gardens, and a sprinkling of celebrity... It's hard to believe I'm talking about a cemetery! Walking around in silence and contemplation, simply admiring the beauty of the tombs and monuments that line this huge area, is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Lots to take in, but please remember to be respectful of your surroundings - funerals do still happen on site.

  • Awesome! I love this place. I try to go every time I'm in Paris. It's worth the effort. Some people have complained about the people who run this place, but they're a bunch of whiners. The staff, here, have been nothing but helpful, and they've always looked out for me--even the last time when I brought along a flask and was borderline drunk. The nice gentleman picked me up at closing time and drove me to the nearest exit--with a smile. I don't know why people think the French are rude. Try going to Manhattan! Jim, Frederic, Oscar, Moliere are not to be missed. Some guy was playing "The End" at Jim's grave, and that, honestly, might have been one of the best moments of my illustrious life.

  • So much history and just a beautiful peaceful place to visit when in Paris. There are online guides with GPS coordinates to the various celebrity graves. Viewing the various styles of architecture over time, from the ornate to the simple. The most touching and tearful moment was when I came across the simple grave of a Suzon Garrigues, a 21 year old young lady who was killed at the Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris in Nov. 2015. R.I.P. (Photo below) I've gone to visit Père Lachaise on more than one occasion and made new discoveries every time. There's a WC for public use on site.

  • Fantastic for tourists rich with history and incredibly well maintained my visit was for administrative services & despite being late for my appointment the staff were amazing & very helpful!

  • Père Lachaise Cementery is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris. It's also the first municipal cementery of Paris. Among those interred you can find the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, Édit Piaf, Jim Morrison, Murat, Delacroix, etc. There also are some memorials to the second world war victims, airplane crashes, and other tragedies.

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